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Bronx Museum FIRST FRIDAYS! and AFF Present: Martha & Niki
September 1, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmFREE
Martha & Niki
Director: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Running Time: 93min.
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
In 2010, Swedish friends Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos were the first-ever female hip-hop dance duo to beat all of their opponents—men included—at the most important international street-dance competition, Paris’s Juste Debout. Armed with boundless energy and huge amounts of talent, they annihilated the opposition. But what happens when they don’t come out on top? After one such disappointment, the first cracks began to appear in their friendship, and in spite of their shared passions, the girls’ different backgrounds and personalities come into conflict. This documentary not only captures two successful dancers in action, but also two young adults grappling with very different life questions. Where are your roots, and what elements of your culture do you bring along from your homeland? How do you keep your heritage alive, and how can you deal with all of these things within such a dynamic friendship?
6:00pm: DJ Eli Efi spins on the 1’s and 2’s
7:00pm: Performance by Davi Vieira with Cassa Paz
8:00pm: Screening of Martha & Niki directed by Tora Mkandawire Mårtens